People

Full-time Faculty

David J. Mokler, Ph.D.

Professor of Pharmacology

Interim Chair, Department of Biomedical Sciences

(207) 602-2210

dmokler@une.edu

Pickus Center
205

Dr. Mokler joined the faculty at UNE in 1986.  He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Michigan State University in 1974 and his dual Doctorate in Pharmacology/Toxicology and Neurosciences from Michigan State University in 1984.  He teaches in the College of Osteopathic Medicine, the Westbrook College of Health Professions and the College of Dental Medicine.  He has a passion for Intraprofessional Education at UNE, being one of the first faculty at UNE to attend the IPEC national... Read More

Expertise

neuropharmacology

Psychopharmacology

substance abuse

drug abuse

brain development

dopamine

serotonin

animal behavior

limbic system

Barbara Winterson

Department of Biomedical Sciences; Professor of Physiology

(207) 602-2215

bwinterson@une.edu

Stella Maris
232

Barbara Winterson, Ph.D. received her BS in Psychology and PhD in Experimental Psychology from the University of Maryland.  She received postdoctoral training in oculomotor systems and neuroscience at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam.  She joined the University of New England in 1979.  She has over 30 publications in multiple areas: eyemovements, reflex control and pain, and medical education.  While at UNE she, has taught physiology and neuroscience in graduate health sciences programs using a variety of teaching techniques: lecture, problem-based... Read More

Expertise

Eye movements; vision; pain mechanisms; reflex motor control; neural plasticity; touch mechanisms; psychophysics

Medical education

Arafat

Hwyda Arafat

M.D., Ph.D., MSc. MEdL

Professor

Biomedical Sciences

(207) 602-2389

harafat@une.edu

Stella Maris
420

Dr. Hwyda Arafat graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt with highest honors. Upon completing her residency in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Clinical Pathology, she joined the faculty of Ain Shams University as an instructor of Anatomy and Histology. She received her Master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences (Histopathology/Biochemistry) and her PhD in Cell Biology and Immunology from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Dr. Arafat received her... Read More

Geoffrey Bove, DC, PhD

Geoffrey Bove

DC, PhD

Professor

(207) 602-2921

gbove@une.edu

Stella Maris
102

Geoffrey Bove, DC, PhD, is a graduate of Hampshire College, Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.  Dr. Bove's research interests broadly include the mechanisms and effects of manual therapies on painful conditions such as radiating pain, postoperative pain, and repetitive motion disorders.  A major focus is on pain due to neural inflammation, including effects on autonomic axons, with an eye towards homeostasis.  He has published manuscripts in such venues as Journal of Physiology, JAMA,... Read More

Expertise

Neurobiology

neuropathic pain

pain of endometriosis

human anatomy

neuromusculoskeletal diseases

homeostasis.

Dan Brazeau

Director, UNE Genomics Research Core; Research Associate Professor

(207) 221-4078

dbrazeau@une.edu

Pharmacy Building
321

Daniel Brazeau is a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences.   He received his B.S. and M.S. in Biology from the University of Toledo and earned his Ph.D. in Biological Sciences (1989) from the University at Buffalo.  After completing postdoctoral training in population genetics at the University of Houston he was a research assistant professor in the Department of Zoology at the University of Florida and Director of the University of Florida's Genetic Analysis Laboratory in the Interdisciplinary... Read More

Expertise

population molecular genetics and pharmcogenomics

Ling Cao

Ling Cao

M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Graduate Faculty for the Graduate Studies of the Biomedical Sciences and Engineer (GSBSE) program, The Graduate School, University of Maine, ME

(207) 602-2213

lcao@une.edu

Pickus Center
207

Expertise

Neuroimmunology and immunotoxicology.

Frank Daly

Ph.D.

Associate Professor

(207) 602-2415

fdaly@une.edu

Stella Maris
428

Dr. Frank Daly has focused on vertebrate retinal biology and is currently an associate professor of biomedical science at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Daly received his Ph.D. in Anatomy and Neurobiology from Boston University and subsequently held a research associate position at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Boston. Dr. Daly has research interest in the developing nervous system, using immuno-histochemistry and other molecular techniques to investigate melanopsin in the retina of the Nassau Grouper, the... Read More

Expertise

Vertebrate Retina Anatomy

Physiology histology

Immunocytochemistry

In Suit Hybridization

Amy J. Davidoff, Ph.D.

Professor of Pharmacology

Director, Histology and Imaging Core Facility

(207) 602-2824

adavidoff@une.edu

Pickus Center
210

Expertise

Diabetes and obesity

Physiology

pathophysiology

pharmacology

Cardiovascular disease

Karen Houseknecht

Karen L. Houseknecht

B.S., M.S., Ph.D.

Professor of Pharmacology

(207) 602-2872

khouseknecht@une.edu

Stella Maris
418

Dr. Houseknecht's career, which has spanned academic and corporate research envirnonments, has focused on her unwavering passion around the discovery and development of novel therapeutics, including pharmaceutical, biologic and nutritional therapies for the treatment of metabolic disorders such as diabetes and obesity.  

Dr. Houseknecht's current research is focused on 1) identifying mechanisms underlying endocrine and metabolic side effects of antipsychotic medications and the implications of off-label prescribing of these medications to vulnerable populations such as children and the elderly; 2)... Read More

Expertise

pharmacology

Diabetes and Metabolic Disease

Psychiatric Drug Pharmacology and Toxicology

GPCR signaling

Endocrinology

Drug discovery

development and regulatory

Medication induced disease

Physiology/pathophysiology

David Johnson

Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences

(207) 602-2403

djohnson@une.edu

Stella Maris
432

Dr. Johnson received his Bachelors Degree from the University of Vermont, his Masters Degree from UMASS Amherst, and his Ph.D from Virginia Tech. After receiving his Ph.D, he did a one year fellowship in the Department of Pharmacology at Mt Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan, NY, studying the pharmacology of drugs of abuse under Dr. Joe Goldfarb. After that, he trained for two more years as a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience at Albany Medical College... Read More

Expertise

Neurobiology of drugs of abuse

including anabolic steroid abuse; expertise on validity of supplements as well as other modalities advertised to laypersons as being capable of enhancing health

longevity

Tamara King

Associate Professor

(207) 602-2981

tking6@une.edu

Stella Maris
308A

Research interests center around mechanistic analysis of pain, with a specific focus on cancer-induced bone pain, osteoarthritis induced joint pain and chronic pain induced by nerve injury (neuropathic pain). An important aspect of my research is using approaches that allow for mechanistic evaluation of affective/motivational aspects of pain and pain relief in the preclinical setting. Such an approach will lead to the discovery of molecules that can effectively ameliorate ongoing pain across various preclinical models of pain, including cancer induced bone... Read More

Expertise

Research program on mechanisms underlying chronic pain

Robert Lenox

Professor of Pharmacology and Clinical Neuroscience; President, RHL Consulting, LLC, Biopharmaceutical CNS Drug Discovery and Development

(207) 602-2336

rlenox@une.edu

Off-Campus
Stella Maris 331

Dr. Lenox has had a distinguished academic research and teaching career for over 25 years as a respected psychiatrist and neuroscientist with continuous NIH grant funding and more than 150 peer-reviewed publications, as well as reviews and book chapters, in the fields of molecular neuropharmacology and clinical psychopharmacology. He is also the recipient of numerous prestigious awards and honors that recognize his contributions to medicine, including the NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Award, Editor-in-Chief of Neuropsychopharmacology, Life Fellow of the American College... Read More

Expertise

CNS drug discovery and development for both psychiatric and neurological disorders; molecular neuropharmacology and clinical psychopharmacology

Kin S. Ly

PharmD, EdD

Assistant Clinical Professor

(207) 602-2054

kly@une.edu

Stella Maris
327

Dr. Ly is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNE COM). Dr. Ly earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a Minor in Education from Temple University, Doctor of Pharmacy from Temple University School of Pharmacy, and Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from University of New England. She is licensed to practice as a clinical pharmacist in the State of Maine and Commonwealth of... Read More

Meghan May

Meghan May

Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences (Microbiology and Infectious Disease)

(207) 602-2164

mmay3@une.edu

Dr. May was appointed in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of New England College of Medicine in 2013. She was previously appointed in the Department of Biological Sciences at Towson University from 2010-2013, and held the Fisher Endowed Chair of Biological Sciences from 2012-2013, and was appointed as a postdoctoral fellow and then a research assistant professor in the Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathology at the University of Florida. Dr. May earned her B.S. degree in... Read More

Expertise

Microbiology and the biology of infection

microbiology

Infectious Disease

Bacteriology

Virology

Parasitology

vaccines

Evolution

Infection

Emerging Diseases

molecular biology

Bioinformatics

Ian Meng

Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences; Director of the Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) for the Study of Pain and Sensory Function

Director, Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) for the Study of Pain and Sensory Function

(207) 602-2195

imeng@une.edu

Stella Maris
203

Dr. Ian Meng received his ScB and PhD in Neuroscience at Brown University.  Following completion of his PhD, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Howard Fields in the Department of Neurology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), studying the brain circuits mediating the analgesic properties of cannabinoids.  Dr. Meng joined the University of New England (UNE) in 2003 where he is currently a professor of Biomedical Sciences, Director of the Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences (CEN),... Read More

Expertise

Acute and chronic pain; ocular pain; headache; cannabinoids

Derek Molliver

Associate Professor

(207) 602-2221

dmolliver@une.edu

Stella Maris
203

Derek Molliver received his B.A. from Williams College in 1988 and went on to complete his PhD in Neuroscience at Washington University in St. Louis in 1997, studying the role of neurotrophic factors in the development of peripheral sensory neuron identity with Dr. William Snider. He then took a postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Ed McCleskey at the Vollum Institute of Oregon Health and Science University, examining the function of purinergic G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) in adult nociceptive sensory neurons. After two... Read More

Expertise

neuroscience

cell and molecular biology

Neurobiology of acute and pathological pain including neuropathic pain

G protein coupled receptors

Proteomics

peter morganelli

Peter Morganelli

M.A., Ph.D.

Associate Professor

(207) 602-2277

pmorganelli@une.edu

Stella Maris
424

Peter Morganelli, Ph.D.  joined the UNECOM Department of Biomedical Sciences in 2013 and teaches immunology and physiological sciences for the Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine and Dental Medicine.  Dr. Morganelli received formal training in physiology focusing on neurophysiology, cell physiology, and endocrinology at Miami University of Ohio and Dartmouth Medical School.  After completing post-doctoral training in immunology, he went on to study how immune cells affect the underlying mechanisms of atherosclerosis, in particular how immune... Read More

Expertise

Human Physiology

Cell Physiology

immunology

James Norton

Professor Emeritus of Physiology

A.B. Classical Languages, College of the Holy Cross, 1967 -- Bachelor of Medical Sciences, Dartmouth Medical School, 1969 -- Pre-doctoral Fellow, Department of Physiology, Dartmouth Medical School, 1969-1970 -- Harvard Medical School, 1970-1971 -- Research Assistant, Maine Medical Center Research Department, 1971-1974 -- Ph.D. in Physiology, Dartmouth College, 1979 -- Postdoctoral Fellow, Maine Medical Center Department of Research, 1978-1980 -- University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, 1980-present (Assistant Professor, 1980-1984 -- Associate Professor, 1984-1990 -- Professor, 1990-present --... Read More

Expertise

Cardiovascular and respiratory physiology and pathophysiology; evolutionary biology; evolutionary medicine.

Professor Emeritus

(207) 602-2142

rreese@une.edu

Stella Maris
432A

Expertise

Clinical pharmacology

clinical infectious diseases

and the use and abuse of antibiotics. Primary care provider & clinical infectious disease consultant for 25 years; now teaching full-time. Attending in Internal Medicine & Infectious Diseases (1976-199

Mark Schuenke

Associate Professor of Anatomy

(207) 602-2206

mschuenke@une.edu

Stella Maris
431

Expertise

Skeletal muscle architecture

Lumbopelvic pain

Human gross and microanatomy

Biomechanics

Nerve Entrapment

Doug Spicer

Douglas Spicer

Ph.D., M.MEdL

Associate Professor

(207) 602-2186

dspicer@une.edu

Stella Maris
319

Expertise

Active learning pedagogies in medical education; innovations in medical education; online education for health sciences

Kerry Tucker

Associate Professor

(207) 602-2512

ktucker2@une.edu

I come from the North Shore of Massachusetts, and I studied biochemistry at Harvard College, starting my research career purifying clathrin proteins from sheep brain at Harvard Medical School. I continued my studies as a graduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Cambridge, MA where I studied the role of DNA methylation in the development of the mouse, working in the lab of Rudolf Jaenisch. I then switched to developmental neuroscience as a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory... Read More

Expertise

Histology

Embryology

Genetics

neuroscience

Macroscopic anatomy

molecular biology

Professor of Anatomy

(207) 283-0171

fwillard@une.edu

Stella Maris
408

Expertise

Pain mechanisms; spine pain; cervical and lumbosacral spine anatomy; problem-oriented learning in the medical school curriculum.

Jack Williams, PhD, MEd

Jack Williams

Ph.D, M.Ed.

Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences

(207) 221-4623

jwilliams30@une.edu

Dr. Jack Williams received his bachelor's degree at Rhodes College (Memphis, Tennessee) in biopsychology and a master's degree in education (MEd) at Georgia State University. Following graduation from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center with a PhD, he studied neural regulation of cerebral blood flow, control of blood flow to the choroid plexus, and cardiovascular effects of ischemia and stroke in animal models at the University of Iowa Cardiovascular Center and the Cleveland Clinic... Read More

Expertise

Physiology

Biostatistics/Epidemiology

evidence-based medicine

cerebral blood flow and stroke

Medical education

Professional Development

academic leadership

Barbara Winterson

Department of Biomedical Sciences; Professor of Physiology

(207) 602-2215

bwinterson@une.edu

Stella Maris
232

Barbara Winterson, Ph.D. received her BS in Psychology and PhD in Experimental Psychology from the University of Maryland.  She received postdoctoral training in oculomotor systems and neuroscience at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam.  She joined the University of New England in 1979.  She has over 30 publications in multiple areas: eyemovements, reflex control and pain, and medical education.  While at UNE she, has taught physiology and neuroscience in graduate health sciences programs using a variety of teaching techniques: lecture, problem-based... Read More

Expertise

Eye movements; vision; pain mechanisms; reflex motor control; neural plasticity; touch mechanisms; psychophysics

Medical education

Professional Staff

Diane Labbe

Coordinator, Research & Scholarship Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine

(207) 602-2459

dlabbe@une.edu

Stella Maris
322

Angela Morse

Office Manager

(207) 602-2350

amorse@une.edu

Stella Maris
332

Expertise

Administrative support to the chair of the Department of Biomedical Sciences

biomedical sciences faculty and various committees

Peter Caradonna

Manager, COBRE Histology and Imaging Core

(207) 602-2643

pcaradonna@une.edu

Pickus Center
220

Peter graduated from UNE in 2013 with Bachelor of Science degrees in biochemistry and medical biology. Since that time, he has worked has a histology and microscopy specialist in  UNE's Histology and Imaging Core. He is currently manager of the Core laboratory, which provides access to specialized instrumentation, technical expertise, and training for UNE investigators and their histology and imaging needs.Read More

Expertise

Tissue embedding

Paraffin/frozen sectioning

Special staining

Immunohistochemical/immunofluorescent staining

Confocal Microscopy

Protocol Development

Brightfield/Widefield Microscopy